Heating installers across the UK are being given the opportunity to voice their hopes and opportunities over the UK’s move to low-carbon heating sources, thanks to a new survey from leading industry member associations.
The survey, which is supported by the Department of Business, Energy and Industry Strategy is designed to give a voice to installers, plumbers and heating engineers to ensure the Government is fully briefed on the transition to low-carbon heating. With the UK legally binding itself to carbon emissions neutrality by 2050 and the former Chancellor stating all new homes built after 2025 will not be connected to the gas grid, domestic heating has only a few years to radically change its practices.
With businesses up and down the country, employing well over 100,000 people, installing fossil-fuel based heating systems, the undertaking to retrain and reskill these people on low-carbon or renewable heating sources is a huge opportunity for the UK to lead the way in decarbonising its domestic heating market.
“We support the industry’s call for the Government and BEIS to listen to the views of those on the frontline of these legislative changes. As a member of the Sustainable Energy Association, Mitsubishi Electric is a leader in the development and deployment of air source heat pumps. We have been working with a number of installers, plumbers and heating engineers to install more renewable heating sources in homes across the UK,” said Martin Fahey, Head of Sustainability at Mitsubishi Electric. “In order for the UK to meet its legally binding carbon reduction obligations, a dramatic decarbonisation of the UK heating market is needed. It is also important that the changes are made in a way that works for UK businesses.”
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